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Raw and honest, life is too short to not have a sense of humor about it, but sometimes it does get a little big. I hope you like rollercoasters.

Columbia Firehouse

Columbia Firehouse

COLUMBIA FIREHOUSE, Alexandria, VA May 11 ISSUE – The current occupant of the 1883 Columbia Steam Engine Fire Company is Neighborhood Restaurant Group’s Columbia Firehouse. An homage to the historic spot, the exposed brick, dark wood and brass laced with …

Wildfire at Tysons Galleria

Wildfire at Tysons Galleria

WILDFIRE AT TYSONS GALLERIA – MCLEAN, VA June 8, 2011 By The Foodies JUNE 2011 ISSUE – foodie, foody [‘fu-di] n. An aficionado with a special interest in the preparation and consumption of gourmet food Magic Hat Brewery kicked off …

The Last Day

The Last Day

A year gone by… Some start stories like this with, ‘I can’t believe a year has passed already.’ Nah… I feel the year gone by. I know it’s been a year – a strange, beautiful, transitional year… that you have …

The Journey of this Life

The Journey of this Life

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and …

The Magnetic Temple

5/1/12 I don’t get to Kunzang Palyul Choling as often as I would like. I live in Fairfax and work in Chantilly. On Friday nights during rush hour, KPC might as well be on the moon for what it takes …

Death & the Buddhist

4/28/12 I never get to learn anything that’s important, slowly – it is ALWAYS a trial by fire. Professionally, I am always thrown in the deep end to learn how to swim – whether by virtue of the absence of …

Men in Skirts Throwing Stuff

Men in Skirts Throwing Stuff

August 2, 2011 By Kristin Laing   You’re at a Scottish festival and you spot a REALLY LARGE guy in a kilt, crouching at the bottom of what looks like a telephone pole (fortunately, he’s wearing bike shorts underneath). He …